Who we are

McGill University's Ingram School of Nursing creates an environment for students to excel, to innovate, and to be proud ambassadors of the nursing profession as they prepare for their careers on the frontlines of public and global health.  An education or career at the Ingram School of Nursing is one that will engage and inspire you to develop the strengths that nurses, patients and families are encouraged to recognize and foster in themselves and others to promote health and facilitate healing.

We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, research and innovation, and to fostering dynamic collaborations at the local, national and global levels. We espouse a Strengths-Based approach to nursing and healthcare, a philosophy and value-driven approach to guide clinicians, leaders, and educators, spearheaded by McGill's own Laurie Gottlieb, RN, PhD.  

The School offers students the chance to explore, discover and learn about the many rewarding opportunities the nursing profession has to offer in the 21st century. At the Ingram School of Nursing, we believe that nurses do much more than care for individuals.


Through academic excellence and Strengths-based Nursing and Healthcare, we will prepare nurses for lifelong learning and generate, share, and transmit new knowledge that contributes to the advancement of nursing practice and to improved health for all.  


Building on our reputation as a centre of academic excellence, we will lead the way in nursing education, practice, discovery, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow.  

Nursing Matters

Providing 90% of health care services in the world, nurses have always have been at the forefront of change in health care and public health. Nurses advocate for health promotion, educate patients and the public on the prevention of illness and injury, provide care and assist in rehabilitation, and provide support. No other health care professional has such a broad and far-reaching role. Nurses help families learn to become healthy by helping them understand the range of emotional, physical, mental and cultural experiences they encounter during health and illness. Nurses help people and their families cope with illness.

Why choose the Ingram School of Nursing?

Our rich past and long line of distinguished alumni date back to our founding in 1920, and today, our graduates can be found in nursing practice and leadership roles across the country and the globe.

We offer a full range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level nursing programs that draw on the strengths of one of the most respected research universities in the world.  Many of our programs offer the possibility of taking elective courses in sister departments and faculties across the campus.

McGill and Montreal are exceptional places to be a student in any field, but they are truly remarkable settings for becoming a clinician, advanced practitioner or researcher in nursing.  Montreal blends cultures, ethnicities and languages in a unique way; it is a safe city with a fascinating history and an unmistakable energy.

Our tight-knit community of McGill-affiliated health care facilities and agencies deliver excellent care and are committed to educating clinicians and leaders in Québec and beyond.

Our faculty includes experienced clinicians and teachers as well as internationally renowned researchers and scholars who are committed to providing individual attention and equipping you with a strong foundation in patient and family-centered care that will help you make the most of your career in nursing.

What does a career in nursing look like?

University preparation opens the door to leadership positions in hospitals and community health settings. Nurses with a University degree work in industrialized and developing countries to promote the health of rural and urban populations; they work in rehabilitation, critical care and mental health settings; they work in hospitals, in schools, in community clinics and in peoples' homes; they work to promote physical, psychosocial and environmental health; locally, nationally and internationally.

Working environment opportunities for nurses:

- Hospitals (pediatrics, emergency department, operating rooms, intensive care, cardiology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and long-term care)
- CLSCs (home care, infants, emergency care, school health, Info-Santé and front-line)
- Teaching institutions (CEGEPs and universities)
- Government agencies (public health)
- Penitentiaries
- Medical clinics
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Private firms
- Developing countries

Visit the following websites for more information on the profession of nursing.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Located in Montreal, the MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with McGill University, Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, Montreal Neurological, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute.

Health Careers interaction

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Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

L'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec est un ordre professionnel dont la fonction principale est d'assurer la protection du public en contrôlant, notamment, l'exercice de la profession infirmière par ses membres.

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